Specimen Information

Gasterosteus aculeatus
Gasterosteus aculeatus
(Threespine Stickleback)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID35896
GroupFishes
GenusGasterosteus
Speciesaculeatus
Common NameThreespine Stickleback
StateMN
CountyCook
LocalityLake Superior, at Cooling tower intakes of LTV Steel in Taconite Harbor
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Superior
HUC8 Number04020300
HUC10 NameLake Superior
HUC10 Number0402030003
HUC12 NameLake Superior
HUC12 Number040203000300
Map
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Collection Day8
Collection Month6
Collection Year1994
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased bait | canal | shipping ballast water
Statusestablished
Commentsapparently more records from Canadian side of the lake. First one from US side.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposalpreserved
Museum Cat NumberUSGS-Ashland, WI
VerifierJeff Gunderson, Doug Jensen-Sea Grant, Duluth, MN
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected8


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/8/2021].

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